Barclays sails out of choppy waters

Van de Merwe
Van de Merwe

Barclays Bank Botswana has turned the corner to register profit growth for the first time in three reporting periods on the back of a robust increase in non-interest income.

In an environment characterised by tight liquidity, squeezed interest margins and a freeze on bank charges, Barclays Bank recorded a 16 percent rise in profit after tax to P335.9 million for the full year ended December 2014.

The 16 growths represent a weighty recovery from the 34 percent and 18 percent profit plunge suffered in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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